By Jerry E. Esplanada
With a cruising speed of 24 knots, the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) boats jointly operated by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, a Department of Agriculture-attached agency, can outrun the boats used by foreign and local illegal fishermen and poachers.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
The United Nations has sounded the alarm on the risk of the H7N9 bird flu virus progressively crossing the border from China to neighboring countries as it reaches southward across the Taiwan Strait.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The Department of Agriculture (DA) activated a temporary ban on live birds, poultry meat, chicks, eggs and semen imports from China to keep the Philippines bird flu-free.
By Niña P. Calleja
, Tarra Quismundo
Are food products for US troops in the Philippines covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement and should they be exempt from quarantine inspection?
By Rima Jessamine M. Granali
A Quezon City court postponed on Monday the hearing on the motion for reconsideration to ban the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore.